Now I know better. These kids, and thousands like them, would willingly do whatever Obama asked to do. But they are not the avenue Obama intends to use to force the fundamental, transformative change he promised during the first campaign. Perhaps he will used them if he able to accomplished the national take-over he sees as critical, but he has spent the past three years setting up a power base that might be both legal and counter to the American Dream at the same time.
His tools, his process? Well, he believes that he has enough of a foundation in place to act as a dictator.
Michelle made this statement that plays into this post’s theme:
"Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation."
His intentions? To revamp or limit the free market capitalist system that has been in place for 230 years via regulations that are under his command. Those include the EPA which believes it has legislative approval to function without juridical review, OSHA regulations, the SEC as it enforces Dodd/Frank, controls CEO wage and bonus packages, and revisits/invigorates the Affordable Housing program that got this nation in the mess it is in the first place. He intends to use the IRS to enforce his new ObamaCare Tax Act with 16,000 new members of his version of the Gustapo (and you will get no apologies from me for using that term). He has the power of “executive order” and intends to use this power as he circumvents Congress including his own party membership and “executive privilege” to build upon the layers of “opaqueness” he has already put in place. He has an Attorney General that will enforce his orders and prosecute those who dare to disagree. He has more than 30 “czars” in place, complete with staff members, offices, transportation office supplies. He has a willing media, one that cares no more for the Constitutional values of the past 240 than does Obama. This past year, he took the occasion to strengthen the practice of “martial law,” a power reserved for [only] the president of the United States. Let’s not forget that he is also the Commander And Chief the Armed Forces.
In other words, Obama has taken the past four years and put into place his own mini-government that may be more powerful than the government of the people.
During the 2008 campaign, Obama made a statement that absolutely no one dealt -- except this editor. I have featured this statement more than 20 times over the past several years. If the above is not a demonstrable explanation for this statement, nothing is.
On July 2, 2008, Obama had this to say: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."